Overall, the only way to increase public transport ridership while decreasing drivers is to eliminate parking benefits.
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A study of Nissan LEAF drivers found that on average, these EV owners will drive about 50% more often than conventional car owners.
Welcome to the 2015 Honda Fit DEEP DIVE article- featuring anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the new Honda Fit, but were afraid to ask.
Driving the new 2015 Honda Fit along California’s twisty canyon roads was more fun than I care to admit- and the car is so good, I couldn’t even snarky.
We have wide open spaces and highways 8 lanes wide- but do Americans really do more of their travel by car than people in the rest of the world? What about trains? How do the subway and “L” commuters in New York and Chicago stack up against the people who frequent high-speed rail travel in […]
Self-Driving Cars, Cheese Brine on Icy Roads, Coca-Cola Hybrids, EPA Gets the Lead Out, Great Lakes, Controlled Burns, Household Dogs Michigan OKs Road Testing of Self-Driving Cars … Wisconsin Mixes Cheese Brine With Salt to Clear Icy Roads … Coca…
Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]
LOS ANGELES, California, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Honda Accord has been chosen as the Green Car of the Year® 2014, but this year the award goes not to just one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In Hybrid. “Green Car…
Here it is, the revolutionary new for 2014, 50 MPG Accord Hybrid. Before we get too far into my driving impressions of the car, though, I want to make a few things clear. First, the new Accord hybrid is a revelation. Second, In-n-Out Burger is seriously overrated. It’s all about the vastly superior Whataburger, and […]
With gas taxes bringing in less and less revenue, states like Massachusetts and Washington are considering a pay per mile tax. This idea of charging drivers a taxed based on how much they drive is even being bandied about Congress. Basically a pay per mile tax, or Vehicle Mile Tax, would charge American drivers per mile driven instead of charging the current 18.4 cent-per-gallon Federal gasoline tax they pay now.
I believe I have found an excellent vehicle to drive through the zombie apocalypse – or at least a good one for hauling stuff around on a regular basis. I’ve had a Mitsubishi Outlander Sport tossed at me for the week, and it’s turning out to be a lot of fun!
The MUTE electric car is the latest project from a group of engineering students over at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), who are set to show off their latest project at this September’s 2011 Frankfurt auto show. TUM’s MUTE was designed to be low weight and ultra-efficient, like most EVs, but the team promises […]
Over the course of four days, I had to drive almost 800 miles last weekend. Impossible to do in an electric car, right? Wrong. A pair of Dutch Nissan Leaf drivers managed to cover 779 miles in just 24 hours. There must be a catch, right? A tow truck, or a battery trailer, or something? […]
My driver’s education class was a joke, and I don’t imagine it has gotten any better. Yet there are some very simple techniques that could be taught that would reduce congestion, save fuel, and promote a better driving environment. The only thing I remember from driver’s education is learning how to use the emergency brake. […]
I have racked up about 20,000 miles between my two (operational) vehicles. Seems like a lot, but it isn’t compared to Hansjorg von Gemmingen, who has racked up 40,000 miles on his Tesla Roadster in just 12 months.
In an earlier post, I talked about how driving cars can lead you to being overweight, and that all that extra weight costs us quite a bit in extra fuel use and costs. It is hard to argue the point considering that America has both extensive weight and traffic problems. That left me wondering though; […]
As much as I love driving, I know a lot of people aren’t all that fond of it. Need proof? Look at all the people who talk, text, read, or are otherwise distracted from driving behind the wheel. The Next Great Thing just might be cars that drive themselves, as so many sci-fi films have […]
[social_buttons] Listening to NPR’s Morning Edition yesterday, there was a segment in which some environmentalists lamented Obama’s new fuel economy standards as being a small drop in the bucket for what needs to be done to solve our climate problems. While this is true, two comments made by Harvard University Professor, Robert Stavins, during that […]
[social_buttons] A few months ago Cleantechnica reported on the new Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan’s graphical display known as SmartGauge. Now Ford has released a video showing the interactive display in action. Probably the coolest part of the video is where it shows how the driver will get instantaneous driving habits feedback by displaying how […]
According to a just-released report from the well-respected Brookings Institution, the US is experiencing its longest and quickest decline in the amount of driving since World War Two — a decline which the report’s authors claim marks a permanent shift away from the automobile and towards other forms of transportation. [social_buttons] The report, The Road… […]